Horsford Benefice Weekly News Sheet

Parishes of Felthorpe, Hevingham & Horsford

12 August 2018
Patronal Festival of St Mary the Virgin


And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has looked with favour on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed.” Luke 1:46 – 48


We hope you will enjoy your time with us as we come together to worship God. Please stay after the service for coffee and a chat. If you have any questions, please ask and we will be happy to help.


Readings this week - Leading Your Church into Growth 4: Radical Inclusion
Isaiah 61: 10 to end; Galatians 4:4 – 7; Luke 1: 46 – 56

Readings for next Sunday – Leading Your Church into Growth 5: Worship: Our Heart
Exodus 3:1 – 5; 1 Corinthians 14: 26; Matthew 9: 9 – 13


Hevingham Church Roof Update

The surveyor for this project has been appointed this week and the planning for the roof being replaced has begun in earnest. Those who have passed the church recently may have noticed the new tarpaulin to keep the church watertight. We hope the work will start at the end of October but is subject to some remedial repairs being completed on the porch. The cost has increased by up to £10,000. Please pray for grant applications to be viewed favourably and for other gifts to enable this work to proceed. 


Dates for your diary:  

  • Saturday 1 September, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm - Deep clean of Felthorpe Church. 
  • Sunday 7 October, 5.00 pm - Karen, our Archdeacon will be preaching at Evensong in Felthorpe Church and will dedicate the new facilities. 
  • Gift Days: an opportunity for all in the Parish to say “thank you” for having the local church:-


Saturday 15 September, Hevingham Church

Saturday 22 September, Horsford Church  

Saturday 6 October, Felthorpe


Benefice Away Day - Saturday 20 October, 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
Leading Your Church into Growth
Please make this a priority date in your diary. It will be a wonderful opportunity to confirm our priorities over the next twelve months and beyond for each Parish and the Benefice as a whole. There will be time together with others in your Parish as well as time with each other across the Benefice, praying, talking and sharing how we can develop our work with God and grow. More details soon. 


Pray  for…

…..those getting married:-
·         Alex and Sarah, 8 September, 11.00 am, Horsford;
·         Sean and Joanne, 8 September, 1.00 pm, Horsford;
·         Jonathan and Lauren, 29 September, 2.00 pm, Horsford.

…..those being baptised:-
Betsy and Ralph, 28 August, 2.30pm, Horsford.
Harper Trevatt, 9 September, 11am, Hevingham.

….. the families and friends of:-
Earnest Stannard, whose funeral is Monday 3 September, Cromer Crematorium;
George Wilson who ashes are being interred, Saturday 8 September, Felthorpe Churchyard.

 …..the Ministry Team meeting, Tuesday 14 August.


Afternoon Tea
Thank you to everyone who came and who helped at yesterday’s event. The total raised will be confirmed soon.

Norfolk Churches Trust Drive, Ride and Walk8 September all day

Can you travel (walk, cycle or drive) around churches to raise money for your Parish Church and Norfolk Churches Trust? Perhaps go into Norwich and visit a lot of churches in a small space? Details and sponsorship forms will be in the back of each church from next week. Ask for more information from Crystal Delph if in Hevingham, Ann Rowlands if in Felthorpe and Wendy Tooby if in Horsford.  

Faculty Applications at Horsford Church

There are currently five faculty applications in process of Public Notice period at All Saints Church. The notices are on the noticeboard outside and in the porch. 

Details of the applications for the new noticeboard and the churchyard lighting are on display in folders in the coffee area; the Public Notice period on both of these runs until 28th August. Please have a look at these.






12 August
St Mary the Virgin


4.00 pm
Taizé Service


19 August
12th Sunday after Trinity

8.45 am
Holy Communion BCP

10.00 am
Holy Communion

11.00 am
Morning Worship

26 August
13th Sunday after Trinity

8.45 am
Holy Communion BCP

10.00 am
Morning Worship

11.00 am
Holy Communion

2 September
14th Sunday after Trinity

5.00 pm


10.00 am
Holy Communion

11.00 am
Morning Worship

9 September
Education Sunday

8.45 am
Holy Communion BCP

10.00 am
Morning Worship

11.00 am
Holy Communion

Weekday Morning Prayer     

9.00 am 

Mon – Horsford; Tues – Felthorpe; Wed - Hevingham

Mid-Week Communion

10.30 am

Tuesdays – Horsford

Our Benefice Team:


Rev Margaret McPhee

1B Gordon Godfrey Way, Horsford NR10 3SG

01603 893108

                            Margaret's day off is Thursday

Associate Priest:

Rev Garry Goodman

01603 279393


Assistant Priest:


Rev Wendy Saunders


01603 920332

Lay Readers:


Richard McPhee     



01603 893108


Church Wardens:




Brian Rowlands

Mike Delph

Wendy Tooby


01603 754763

01603 754427

01603 897240


        For enquiries about baptisms, weddings and funerals please
        contact Rev Margaret.


If you would like to contribute to the Weekly News Sheet,

please contact Liz Sankey by Wednesday 5:00 pm


Benefice Website………

Website reps

Felthorpe: Mike Young

Hevingham: Rev Margaret McPhee

Horsford: Shirley Mather

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